Monday, 12 September 2016

A Rather Grey View

I love all things Austen. And even though the blog title reference comes from the 2005 film, not the book. The quote popped right into my head when I started writing.
Things have been a little slow on the craft front for me. Between work, uni and family, life has been beyond stressful. I haven't gotten around to photographing any of my current work, but I'll do a proper update later. I just feel like getting some of this stress off my chest.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

...Searching Far and Wide

Lately, I have been going nuts over Pokemon. Again. I feel like I'm a kid again. I've set myself a goal of creating one new Pokemon each week. That way when my cousin comes over each week, there's a new edition to the group.

Friday, 12 August 2016

In a World of Pure Imagination

True to my word, I have been making Pokemon like crazy. I have at least a hand full now. I just haven't had the chance to photograph them just yet, so I'll save the images for another day.

In the mean time, I thought I'd share my latest inspiration...shorts!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Gotta Catch 'em All

Like millions of other people across the globe, I've been reliving my childhood through Pokemon Go. I absolutely used to love watching Pokemon before school in the mornings. And I remember playing my Gameboy wishing that Pokemon were real. I definitely feel one step closer with Pokemon Go.

It's allowed me to go completely Pokemon mad. I started watching the show again, got my old Gameboy out and of course, I started knitting up a storm.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Adding a Little Gleam

I was cleaning my room today when I came across 10 or so packets of sequins that I had bought on sale. I had planned a project for them but never got around to it. Story of my life it seems. But, needing a break from my current knitting project, I decided to put them to good use.

Monday, 23 May 2016

End of Days

So it's nearly end of semester and I'm already getting ahead of myself. It's so easy to lose myself in the list I make for my holidays. I do it every time. The last few semester breaks have not gone according to plan so I'm hoping this time I'll get to achieve at least some of the things on my list.

So this magical list I keep mentioning...well pretty much whenever I see something interesting or think of something I'd like to do, it goes on my mental wait list. I basically just add it to the list to so I can get to it when I have time. It's a very long list!

The latest thing to hit my list is brioche knitting.

I've heard and seen examples of it before but I've never considered learning the technique. Until now. I've had this idea to create a two tone scarf. I've started and undone it several times because it doesn't look quite right. The issue is that I'm using two different kinds of yarn; a standard 8 ply acrylic and a feather novelty yarn.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Obsessed with the Dress

My mind is completely stuck on ruffles right now. It's all I can think about. I can't focus on my assignments because it's far too tempting to Google "how tos" on how to knit and crochet ruffles. Damn my lack of willpower.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Happy Days are Here Again

It's incredible that my thoughts have not changes over the last three months. My life is too crazy right now. Does it ever slow down? I suppose if it did, I'd be bored out of my mind.

I've been a little disappointed lately with my craft. I've wanted to do more but it's been just another stress so I haven't been able to accomplish much. I do however have some new projects lined up for family members.

The aunties are next on my list and I decided to make some nice scarves since both their birthdays fall in winter. I wanted something interesting for so I chose the Snowflake Scarf by Purl Soho and the Spiral Staircase Shawl by LizAnn Petch.

Friday, 25 March 2016

It's Astounding, Time is Fleeting

Once again I have been super busy! I just don't know where the time goes. And even though relatively, a short amount of time has passed, I feel like so much has changed for so little a period.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Fundamental Things Apply

Well I am just a bundle of boredom lately. That is, in part, the reason for my not posting in SO long. The other part is of course the fact that I barely have time to sleep anymore, let alone use my computer for fun.
And even so, my life has become a little repetitive. Better not to repeat my grievances over and over. It gets a little dry.

Even though I am in desperate need of a "fun-tervention", I have been putting my daily commute to good use. Several of my knitting and crochet deadlines (hereinafter known as "KC deadlines") have been made! YAY!

So here is a little progress report, lets take it from the top (no pun intended):

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Closing Walls and Ticking Clocks

My, my. Time really flies, doesn't it? I can't believe that this is my first post of the new year. Not that I have much to say. It has been a crazy last couple of weeks. I've barely had time for anything remotely enjoyable. That's not to say my work isn't interesting. But it has been completely consuming. And exhausting. And a little mind numbing by the end of each day.

But I don't want to discuss work, I'm feeling overwhelmed just thinking about it. On to bigger and brighter things! In spite of the craziness that is my life right now, I have managed to accomplish a bit in the way of my projects.

So here's a little bit of a progress report (with pictures!):
Striped Tunic

As previously mentioned, I finished one of the tunics, but I didn't get the chance to take some photos of it before I gave it away. This is the second one I've been working on though. The only difference is the stripe colour. Hopefully I'll have a chance to take some photos of this one when it's finished and blocked before I have to wrap it up.